App enables on-the-fly meetups with fellow solo travelers

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Traveling is all about taking in new experiences and meeting new people, and the latter can be especially important for solo trekkers. While sites like Globetrooper already helps groups looking to plan a journey with likeminded strangers, Backpackr is a new app that lets lone tourists and hikers check in real time when others that share their interests are nearby. Users begin by creating their own profile on the app, including a photo, a short description of themselves and their nationality. While on their travels, backpackers can instantly see others who are nearby and available to chat. Users can then…

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